Sydney Opera House

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Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is one of the world's most creative and busiest arts centres, featuring world-leading performances and events. Experience the Sydney Opera House's attractions by enjoying a show, taking a behind-the-scenes tour or sipping a cocktail at the Opera Bar as the sun sets over the beautiful harbour.

  • Opera House, Sydney
  • Opera Bar at The Opera House, Sydney

Tours and shows at the Sydney Opera House

Situated on the beautiful Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House welcomes millions of visitors from all over the world every year. Experience this iconic venue by attending one of the many world-class performances, including opera, ballet, plays, live music, symphonies, comedy, contemporary dance, musical theatre and more.

You can also absorb spectacular views over a cocktail at the Opera Bar. Watch Sydney Harbour shimmer at the sunset illuminates the brilliant Sydney Opera House sails.

Sydney Opera House, Sydney

Enjoy an intimate look at this vibrant performing arts centre on a guided, behind-the-scenes Sydney Opera House tour. Learn the fascinating history behind this building, as well as visiting the theatre spaces where over 1,600 performances take place every year.

Peek behind the curtain to discover the mysteries of Australia's most celebrated theatre. This tour runs daily and is available in English, French, German, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Sydney Opera House Symphony performance, Sydney

In June you can witness The Sydney Opera House during the splendour of the breathtaking Vivid Sydney festival. As Sydney is illuminated by magnificent exhibits of light, the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House become a brilliant canvas for incredible projections and lightshows. 

Diners can enjoy the stylish Bennelong, a sumptuous yet relaxed dining venue set within the famous sails of the Sydney Opera House.

Under the helm of award winning Chef Peter Gilmore, Bennelong offers both a high-end dining experience as well as a middle section designed for diners who are after a casual bite and beverage. Bennelong also welcomes those looking for an aperitif before the show.    

Bennelong Restaurant, Sydney

You can also enjoy lunch and dinner at one of the world-class restaurants around Circular Quay, while taking in the view of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Quay is one of Australia's top restaurants.

The Sydney Opera House is also situated next to the beautiful Royal Botanic Garden. Stroll from the Sydney Opera House forecourt during the day and explore the Royal Botanic Garden's spacious grounds and historic garden trails. The Royal Botanic Garden is home to an outstanding collection of plants from around the world and offers spectacular views of Sydney Harbour.  

Opera, Sydney-style.

Leave the lights of the city twinkling on the harbour and step into the Sydney Opera House. Let opera spark a summer of passion.

  1. Fleet Foxes

    Friday 26 May to Monday 29 May 2017, City Centre

    Five years since their last, life-affirming shows, American band Fleet Foxes have chosen Vivid Live for their keenly anticipated return to the stage.These only Australian shows for 2017 will be among the...

    26 May -29May
  2. Vivid LIVE

    Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017, City Centre

    Running from 26 May to 17 June 2017, Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House is a celebration of ambitious popular music within the city’s annual Vivid Sydney festival of light, music and ideas. Vivid LIVE is the highlight...

    26 May -17Jun

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